Betty on the News: Captain Sully Heads Back to the Cockpit
The man responsible for saving the lives of 155 passengers returns to work
Pilot and hero Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who managed to land a US Airways Flight in the Hudson River last January after it lost power in both engines thanks to a random bird strike, will return to the skies “soon,” the airline announced Monday.
The Associated Press noted that Sully “will pilot regular flights as well as joining the airline’s flight operations safety management team” and that US airways is currently discussing the ins and outs of the 58-year-old’s return to flight responsibilities.
“The months since January 15 have been very full, and my family and I have had some unforgettable experiences,” the pilot said in statement. “However, I have missed working with my colleagues at US Airways, and I am eager to get back in the cockpit.”
Kudos Sully! And welcome back. (USATODAY.com)